- To give credit where credit is due;
- So your reader (professor) can get the source that you mentioned in your assignment;
- To add credibility to your research - shows you did the work;
- Avoid plagiarism.
Learn more about writing citations and avoiding plagiarism by visiting these websites:
- Oops, I plagiarized, from UCLA's Bruin Success with Less Stress
- Research Tutorial: Citing Your Sources
APA Style Guide
As you write your paper, you'll need to cite passages and ideas from the sources you've found. Check with your professor which style is preferred for this assignment.
Documenting Sources for the Social Sciences (Diana Hacker)
From Research and Documentation Online, this site offers help on writing in-text citations, list of references and the manuscript format.
Produced by the APA, this site contains a wealth of information about APA citation style. It is not a replacement for owning the Publication Manual, though.
APSA Style Guide
As you write your paper, you'll need to cite passages and ideas from the sources you've found. In order to cite your resources properly, you need to follow the style guide used by political science scholars.
|APSA Style Manual for Political Science. Washington, DC : American Political Science Association, 2006|
You can use KnightCite as a starting point for APSA (start with Chicago), but it will need to be revised.